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  1. Accept Imperfections Perfectly

    Fri, 30/08/2013
    Bangalore, India How do we deal with constant blame, especially from a dear one? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: See, you get used to anything that is constant (Laughter). So don’t worry about it. If someone constantly keeps blaming you, then do not care about it. ...
  2. The Shine In The Sunshine

    Sat, 01/06/2013
    Bangalore, India (Below is a continuation of the post The Cause Of All Causes) Lord Krishna is saying here, ‘I observe everything happening in nature with a sense of apathy (or indifference). I am not attached or affected by it, yet everything in the crea ...
  3. The Cause Of All Causes

    Sat, 01/06/2013
    Bangalore, India (Below is a continuation of the post An Astonishing Secret) The next verse is, 'Sarva-bhutani kaunteya prakritim yanti mamikam. Kalpa-ksaye punas tani kalpadau visrjamy-aham'. (9.7)'Prakrtim svam avastabhya visrijami punah punah. Bhuta-gr ...
  4. The True Meaning of Celibacy

    Tue, 15/10/2013
    Bangalore, India Gurudev, it is said that Shankaracharya had experienced the pleasures of life by entering into the body of a king. How then could he be considered celibate? Is celibacy (Brahmacharya) of the body or of the mind? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: It i ...
  5. Sri Sri's Message on Janmashtami

    Wed, 28/08/2013
    Bangalore, India When skilfulness blossoms within us, then that is Yoga. It is said “Yoga karmasu-kaushalam”. When we do something, we do not do it half-heartedly thinking ‘Will this happen or not?’, or, ‘May be it will be only half-done or so’, or, ‘Oh! ...
  6. What We Get Through Silence

    Fri, 04/10/2013
    Bangalore, India Deep silence and joyful celebrations is what Navratri is all about! It is a time to step out of the worldly things and go into the other world. Gurudev, Dasha Mahavidyas (ten cosmic personalities of Divine Mother) are worshipped in Navrat ...
  7. Sri Sri’s Message on Gandhi Jayanti

    Wed, 02/10/2013
    Bangalore, India I want to tell you about my teacher who is still alive, and who has completed 116 years of his life. This gentleman taught Mahatma Gandhi the scripture, Bhagavad Gita, when he came back from South Africa. The Bhagavad Gita often states t ...
  8. Our True Nature Is Bliss

    Tue, 27/08/2013
    Bangalore, India Gurudev, Buddhists say they do not believe in God. Even Lord Buddha said that we must not worship idols. Now He too was an enlightened being, so what did he mean by that? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Lord Buddha never talked about God. He never ...
  9. Gurudev, what is a ‘Blue Star’? I have heard a lot about it. Please explain.

    Why don’t you ask somebody else? You can see the stars in the sky and not on land. But when someone walks as if they’re walking on the sky without their feet on the ground (meaning: being foolish or impractical), then the person is called a ‘blue star’ (La ...
  10. Gurudev, what was the relationship between Radha and Krishna. What was so special about their relationship that even Krishna’s wife did not get the same place as Radha?

    Though I have never read the Srimad Bhagavatam but I have heard that it is mentioned that Radha is not mentioned anywhere. The very meaning of the word ‘Radha’ means to return to your source. ‘Dhara’ means that which comes from the source, while ‘Radha’ me ...
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